That was before the whole "Tinder" age took over and things have obviously reached a new low. The amount of terrible texts, emails, voicemails and even EMOJIS used to breakup with people is now beyond a joke. And it needs to stop.
I hear so often that people are too scared to leave and decide to settle for what they know. Sometimes there are good reasons to stay. However in some cases there are better reasons to leave.
Have you ever noticed how good it feels to help someone? It's strange how helping others can give you a boost too. Even the little things you do can make a huge difference to their day but it can also have a positive impact on your day too...
It was scary and cruel. I felt unloved, unwanted, and the worst of all, abandoned. I couldn't get on with my life because I was never able to fathom how someone could do that to the person they once claimed to love or care about. And that was how I never had the closure I needed.
Is it fair? Well yes if they did not finalise their financial arrangements at the time of the divorce they have left themselves open to future debate. It is a clear warning to those getting divorced now and in the future to firmly bolt the financial gate behind them.
There are numerous research studies out this month that show that January is the boom month for relationship break-ups. Apparently if you are married there is a one in five chance that you have considered breaking up this month.
Since the rise of social networks, breakups no longer mean 'breaking up'. The process has been interrupted by the likes of Facebook in particular, where lives are lived online and access to your ex is just a click away.
I learnt pretty quickly that life doesn't stop for you and that you just have to keep on moving. I refocused. Set my goals around all of the things I wanted to do just for me. I had nobody else to think about but myself for the first time in a while, and I was learning pretty quickly that being dumped was just too common for me to feel unique.
I'm glad my heartbreak happened when it did, early on enough for me to realise it wasn't just my feelings that mattered. If you've been heartbroken, you'll know what I mean and if you haven't? Well, just pray that when your time comes it's swift and fixable - and that it comes before you break too many hearts yourself.
I urge the broken hearted to get off the sofa, put down your Ben & Jerry's and take up a form of sport - it doesn't matter what it is but just get moving. Not only will this heal the heart and mind, but remember you are now single so you want to get in shape!